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Migration jira 8.0.2 to new server


I need move jira 8.0.2 to new server. I found the article

This article looks like beeing compose from migration and upgradeing jira.

Could you write me step-by-step instruction to move jira to another server?

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I checked documentation  for migration of jira 7.13 and that was very clearr, but 8.1 /8.02 is not clear at all.

Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 18, 2019

I see what you are talking about.  It does lay the steps out a little better in the old documentation.  You should click on the link at the bottom to provide feedback to Atlassian.  

you can take a similar approach with the version 8 documentation.

  1. Back up (follow steps under that section)
  2. Download Jira (follow steps under that section)
  3. Extract the files (follow steps under that section)
  4. Install the database driver (follow steps under that section)
  5. Re-apply any modifications (follow directions under that section)
  6. Start Jira for the first time (follow steps under that section) - This could also be start Jira for the first time and import your data.
  7. Upgrade Jira Service Desk (Optional)(follow steps under that section)
  8. Upgrade Apps (follow steps under that section)
  9. Rebuild Index (follow steps under that section)
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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 17, 2019

The article that you referenced does have all the steps needed to complete the migration.  You will need to click some of the links to get the all the steps needed to complete the process. (XML backup for example)  If you have specific questions about the steps or something is not clear you can post those here and we can help you through the migration.

OK, but section "Extracting Files" is misunderstood.

I have a new server, why I must:

  • Stop your existing Jira instance.
  • Extract (unzip) the files to a directory (this is your new installation directory, and must be different to your existing installation directory).


Brant Schroeder Community Leader Apr 18, 2019

Since the document covers multiple types of migrations/upgrades there are cases where you would want to stop the previous instance.  If you migrating to a new application server and a new database then you do not need to turn off the existing instance to complete the steps.  You might want to turn it off to prevent users from accessing it though.

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